Cambodia

  • Cambodia allows exemption of tax for aviation and tourism sector

    Published on : Friday, April 3, 2020

    Following the temporary suspension of operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the government of Cambodia has issued a three-month minimum tax exemption for the aviation sector and exemption on monthly taxes for tourism operators. These measures are aimed at easing …

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  • 4.92 billion revenue earned by Cambodia tourism in 2019

    Published on : Thursday, February 27, 2020

    A Tourism Ministry report released that Cambodia’s tourism earned a gross revenue of 4.92 billion U.S dollars last year showing a 13 percent increase as compared to the year before. There were 6.61 million international tourists last year  which was …

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  • Cruise passengers blocked from five countries finally arrived in Cambodia

    Published on : Friday, February 14, 2020

    The coronavirus outbreak in China is taking a peak with 5,000 new cases registered, while the cruise passengers on a ship blocked from five countries due to virus fears finally disembarked in Cambodia. In its latest update, China’s National Health …

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  • Battambang plans to become a smoke-free city by 2020

    Published on : Monday, December 16, 2019

    The Ministry of Tourism in Thailand has chosen Battambang to become a smoke-free city by the end of 2020 to promote public health and develop a smoke-free tourism sector. The ministry spokesman Top Sopheak on Sunday said the decision to …

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  • Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor unveiled its new restaurant following a landmark renovation

    Published on : Tuesday, December 3, 2019

    Cambodia’s most storied hotel wrote yet another chapter last week when it unveiled a new restaurant following a landmark refurbishment. Named after the Grand Hotel d’ Angkor’s year of opening, “1932” launched on November 22 at an invite-only dinner for …

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  • Cambodia develops the National Tourism Development Committee

    Published on : Tuesday, December 3, 2019

    The National Tourism Development Committee has been set up to boost the growth of one of the most important economic drivers of Cambodia. A sub-decree on the development of the committee was signed by Prime Minister, Hun Sen, on Nov …

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  • Cambodia now has a Tourism Development Committee

    Published on : Monday, December 2, 2019

    The National Tourism Development Committee has been formed in Cambodia to boost the development of tourism, which happens to be an important economic driver.     Prime Minister Hun Sen signed a  sub-decree on the creation of the committee on …

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  • Cambodia is going to ban elephant rides at Angkor Wat

    Published on : Monday, November 18, 2019

    Cambodia, one of Asia’s most famous tourist attractions is taking a major stand for animals. Following pressure from animal activist groups, Apsara, the management authority for the Angkor Archaeological Park in Siem Reap, Cambodia announced in June 2019 it would …

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  • 13.7 per cent drop in the number of int’l tourists to Cambodia

    Published on : Friday, November 1, 2019

    During the first 10 months of 2019, Cambodia saw a 13.7-percent decrease in the number of foreign tourists to the famed Angkor Archeological Park.     In the period between January- October the ancient site attracted 1.8 million foreign visitors. This …

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  • Cambodia experiences 33 percent rise in Chinese tourists

    Published on : Friday, October 11, 2019

    During the initial eight months of 2019, Cambodia attracted 1.7 million Chinese tourists which is up 33% over the same time in 2018, according to its Tourism Ministry’s latest report. The report showed that China remained the highest source in terms …

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  • Raffles reopens historic Grand Hotel d’Angkor in Cambodia

    Published on : Thursday, October 3, 2019

    Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor, one of the most iconic heritage properties in Southeast Asia, reopened its doors to guests on October 1 after a six-month closure for renovations and refurbishments.   One hundred and twelve of the landmark property’s 119 …

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  • Tourism sector aims to bring Cambodia back from its plunging state

    Published on : Saturday, September 21, 2019

    According to the recent figures, the number of international tourists visiting Cambodia has plummeted in the initial eight months of 2019, particularly in Siem Reap, where Angkor Wat is situated and is the heart of the country’s tourism. The drop …

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  • China influences the tourism of Cambodia

    Published on : Wednesday, August 14, 2019

    Cambodia closed the first half of this year with about 3.3 million tourist arrivals, as per the Ministry of Tourism of the country.   In the report, first published by Khmer Times, the ministry explained that tourist arrivals grew by …

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  • Nepal promoted as Fountain of Buddhism in Cambodia, Vietnam & Thailand

    Published on : Thursday, June 20, 2019

    Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), in coordination with Society of Travel and Tour Operators Nepal (SOTTO-Nepal), organised Nepal Sales Missions in Hanoi, Phnom Penh and Bangkok. The Sales Missions were focused on promoting Nepal as a ‘ Fountain of Buddhism ’ …

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  • Angkor foreign visits went down by 7.3 per cent in 5 months

    Published on : Saturday, June 1, 2019

        In the first five months of 2019, a state-run Angkor Enterprise stated that the number of foreign tourists visiting Cambodia’s famed Angkor Archeological Park dropped by 7.3 percent.     During the period between January- May this year …

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  • Cambodia has become one of the most popular travel destinations for tourists globally

    Published on : Thursday, May 30, 2019

    Boasting of rich mix of culture and tourism resources, Cambodia has become one of the most popular travel destinations for tourists around the world who look for exotic places. Last year, Cambodia witnessed over 6 million international travelers, with one-third …

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  • Chinese language training for 120 Chinese tour guide teachers in Cambodia

    Published on : Tuesday, May 28, 2019

    On Tuesday in a bid to improve the quality and capacity for Chinese-speaking tour guides, Cambodia provided a Chinese language training course for 120 Chinese tour guide teachers.   It was co-organized by Cambodia’s Ministry of Tourism, the ASEAN-China Center, …

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  • Cambodia and Thailand reconnecting railway to boost trade & tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, April 24, 2019

    The railway connection from Cambodia to Thailand will boost the tourism industry of the two countries. This railway reconnecting Cambodia and Thailand was officially inaugurated to cut travel times and boost trade & tourism between the Southeast Asian neighbours.   …

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  • 19.8 per cent surge in Cambodia’s tourism market, generated 4.35 bln USD in 2018

    Published on : Tuesday, February 26, 2019

    Tourism Minister Thong Khon said that Cambodia’s tourism earned a gross revenue of 4.35 billion U.S. dollars in 2018 which was 19.8 per cent more than 3.63 billion dollars a year before.     There were more than 6.2 billion …

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  • Cambodia becomes the best retirement destination in the world

    Published on : Wednesday, February 13, 2019

    According to International Living’s Annual Global Retirement Index 2019, Cambodia is a hotspot for the expatriates, who wish to live a more luxurious lifestyle at an affordable cost.   For the fourth year at a stretch, Cambodia occupied the top …

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